Cone Spittlebug
( Aphrophora princeps )


2009-0619-01080125-HOM00963-Tamalia_coweni[2304h48s,F,C,gall]{EXD}-G.jpg

PHOTO COMMENT
These are harder, stouter bodied relatives of the Leafhoppers. Adults are similar in size, shape and biology. Froghopper nymphs are known as Spittlebugs. They live within frothy masses created by whipping plant juices as they feed. Inside the froth they are protected from predators and parasites. The Cone Spittlebug is common in the coastal regions from southern British Columbia through California.

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Aphrophora princeps
(Walley, 1928)
Common Name:Cone Spittlebug
Life Stage:(C) colony

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Hemiptera
Suborder:Auchenorrhyncha
Family:Cercopidae
Taxon Code:HOM00963
ITIS TSN#:956053

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
General, BSA Camp Rancho Los Mochos, 18450 Mines Rd., Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01080125

RECOGNITION
Body Length
male 7.8-9.1 mm, female 9.2 mm

BIOLOGY
Range
Coastal regions from so. BC to n. CA.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#956053


.